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Real McTube

Rev.4.Nov.2.2006

Build The Real McTube by Fred Nachbaur.Visit his website for more information on the Real McTube
and other great projects: http://www.dogstar.dantimax.dk/tubestuf/mctube.htm. Isolate jacks from
enclosure and ground enclosure to one point. We will remember you dearly Fred. Trademarks remain
property of their owners. Visit tonepad.com for more!
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Parts List

7

2

8

* R2 is reclining on one of it's ends,
because of it's size it doesn't lay flat
on the board.
Use 3PDT switch for bypass.

9

1

GND

B+

R4

R6

C9

R7

R8

R9

C6

R3

C5

C7

R5

+
DRIVE

2
GND
OUT

LEVEL

3002 PF

LANGIS 2EBUTCMLAER
RUABHCAN DERF

+

GND
IN

C8

Resistors
R1 - 2k2
R2 - 12 ohm 2W *
R3 - 1M
R4 - 330k ½W
R5 - 15k
R6 - 680k ½W
R7 - 4k7
R8 - 1M
R9 - 100k
R10 - 470 ohm ½W
Pots
RV1 - 500k Log
RV2 - 500k Log
Diodes
D1-D4 - 1N4004
D5-D8 - 1N4001

Notes:

6

3

FILAMENT

C4

+

C2

REWOP 2EBUTCMLAER
RUABHCAN DERF

R1

3002 PF

½

D1

D2

+

12VAC
A B C

D3

D8

D4

D7

D6

D5

R2

+

C3

Capacitors
C1 - 33µF / 160v
C2 - 33µF / 160v
C3 - 2200µF / 16v
C4 - 2200µF / 16v
C5 - 0.01µF / 50v
C6 - 0.02µF / 200v
C7 - 100µF / 16v
C8 - 0.02µF / 200v
C9 - 100µF / 16v

1

B+

+

C1

0

120VAC
D E F

0

LAYOUT

½

1

READY TO TRANSFER

T1

T2

Schematic
A

B

E

12V AC

S1

D5-8

4
C3

C4

LED1

9

120V AC

T2
R10 (½w)
R2 (2w)

T1

R4(½w)

D

C1

C2

F

C8

1

R8

6

2

RV1
3

R5

Power

R6(½w)
C6

R3

B+

R1
D1-4

5
C
B+

C5

2

S1

Transformers
T1 - 120v/12v 0.5A
T2 - 120v/12v 0.5A

INPUT

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PIN4 PIN5 GND

OUTPUT

7

R9

RV2

8
C7

R7

C9

Signal